1. Andy Roddick and the 16 Most Lethal Servers of the Past 30 Years

    The first serve is the pivotal part of the game. The better the first stroke, the easier the point. Almost all players try to make the most of their initial ball strike...

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  2. US Open 2012: Best Moments of the First Week in Flushing Meadows

    Week 1 of the 2012 U.S. Open had a little bit of everything. Some bright stars dimmed, blinking out early, while a number of new stars captured some reflected glow...

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  3. US Open 2012: 15 Players Who May Be the Next Face of US Women's Tennis

    There were 16 women from the United States entered into the main draw of the 2012 U.S. Open. Five of them survived the opening round to fight another day...

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  4. Three Main Reasons Andy Roddick Never Reached His Potential for Superstardom

    The 2012 U.S. Open has become the “last dance” for two crowd favorites on the tennis stage—Belgian Kim Clijsters and American Andy Roddick ...

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  5. Caroline Wozniacki: 5 Immediate Changes Needed to Win Again

    Caroline Wozniacki is 22 years of age and has lived a lifetime in the tennis world’s spotlight, often under incessant scrutiny by the media. She turned pro in 2005 at the age of 15 and climbed steadily up the rankings ladder all the way to No...

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  6. 5 Ways Rafael Nadal's US Open Withdrawal Directly Impacts the Tournament

    Rafael Nadal’s true medium is clay. For the past seven seasons, only the Majorcan truly mastered the surface. No one wielding a tennis racket came close to equaling or besting Nadal on the red dirt...

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  7. US Open 2012: Predicting Tournament Results for Top 25 Players in the Field

    The U.S. Open draw is out. Play gets underway Monday, August 27. It is time for all the predictions, polls and contests to begin! Hopefully, as the day dawns on Monday and play gets ...

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  8. The 25 Biggest Upsets in US Open History

    As the 2012 U.S. Open prepares to get under way in a matter of hours, the most exciting events cataloged during the next two weeks will involve upsets...

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  9. Will Federer, Like Sampras, Win His Last U.S. Open at Age 31?

    Pete Sampras was born in August 1971. A decade later in August 1981, Roger Federer was born. Throughout his time on courts around the world, each player has earned copious accolades and set many records...

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  10. US Open Tennis 2012: The 10 Best Bets to Win at Flushing Meadows

    The U.S. Open has arrived once again to bring down the curtain on major tournament action in 2012. There will not be another Grand Slam played until the Australian Open in 2013...

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  11. US Open 2012: Rafael Nadal Withdraws Leaving Huge Hole at Top

    You cannot be a tennis fan without embracing all the players who give the game dimension and depth. The one player who has broadened the fanbase more than any other is Rafael Nadal ...

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  12. The Best Tennis Moments of 2012 So Far

    To date, the 2012 tennis season has lived up to expectations. It all began with the Australian Open in January, and is now working its way toward the last Grand Slam of the year...

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  13. Greatest Female Hard Court Players in Tennis History

    The 2012 U.S. Open is about to get underway as the tennis season nears the end of the U.S. Hard-Court Series. Serena Williams , currently ranked world No...

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  14. Greatest Hard Court Players in the History of Tennis

    Considering the long history of tennis as a sport, hard-court surfaces are a fairly recent phenomenon. Before the Open Era, most professional tennis matches were played on grass with ...

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  15. US Open Tennis: 10 Young Players Set to Shock at Flushing Meadows

    In the tennis world these days, once you turn 25, you are no longer considered “young” except in rare circumstances. You become “seasoned” between 25 and 30, with “old” following quickly from age 30 to 35...

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  16. Summer Olympics 2012: Top 10 Award-Winning Performances in Tennis

    2012 proved to be a very special year for tennis at the Summer Olympics . One of the reasons was location. Performed at the All England Club, the heart and soul of grass-court tennis, the on-court performances seemed second to none...

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  17. How Long Can Federer Retain His No. 1 Ranking?

    It's time to regroup, as all the top players pack away their Olympic medals as well as a few dashed dreams. The 2012 Summer Olympics are over—at least as far as tennis at the All England Club is concerned...

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  18. 25 of the Most Surprising Tennis Runs in Olympic History

    Every once in a while, the underdog has his day. That is what makes sports special—witnessing the unexpected hero burst across the finish line or watching some Division II team knock off Alabama...

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  19. Federer and Wawrinka Ejected as Venus Falls: Day 5 Dejection in London

    Swiss Doubles Team Out Roger Federer and countryman Stanislas Wawrinka, who won the 2008 Olympic gold medal in men’s doubles, will not repeat in 2012. The pair are no longer in competition for a repeat medal at the London Games...

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  20. Olympic Tennis 2012: Marathon Tsonga-Raonic Match Is Greatest in Olympic History

    It began as another typical day of tennis at the All England Club. Rain caused all action to cease, except on Centre Court, which deployed its retractable roof and allowed play to continue...

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  21. Venus and Serena Williams: More Olympic Gold in Their Future

    Serena and Venus Williams have participated in the Olympics since the 2000 Summer Games were held in Sydney. London marks the fourth Olympic appearance for Venus, the third for Serena...

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  22. 25 Biggest Tennis Upsets in Olympic History

    Like other tournaments, tennis at the Olympics follows seeding protocol. Of the 64 players entered into the draw, 16 of the top-ranked competitors are seeded in both the men's and women's fields...

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  23. Ranking the All-Time Best Male Tennis Players over 30 Years Old

    The days when teenagers reigned over the big tennis courts around the world are over. The memory of 16- and 17-year-olds, like Bjorn Borg or Mats Wilander from Sweden or Aussie Lleyton Hewitt, dominating tennis tournaments fade into the recent past...

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  24. Federer to Serena: Projecting Tennis Quarterfinal Winners at the Summer Games

    After all the pre-Olympic hype, it is time to get started. The opening salvos on grass were made known once the draw concluded earlier today in London. Now we know the opponents for all the top-ranked players participating in the 2012 Summer Games...

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  25. 10 Reasons Why Olympic Tennis Rivals the Four Grand Slams

    As the Summer Olympics get underway on Saturday, July 28, at the All England Club, tennis is one of 30 sports that award gold, silver and bronze medals at the conclusion of nine days of rigorous competition...

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